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Old 01-13-2018, 06:20 PM
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Jim,

Have fun with your tunebot! A good tuning that Iíve used for an EXTREMELY fat sound on my new USA Club Dates is tuning the rack tom to A# and the floor tom to D#, which is 200 hz for the 12Ē and 134 for the floor. I have mine tuned equal on both sides, but I tend to sometimes tune the reso higher than the batter head. This tuning is really best for rock, when Iíve tried to play Jazz tuned this low the drums arenít sensitive enough at a pianissimo to piano level to get the best tone. They just kind of grumble unless you lay into em more, then they sound superb! Perfect for that fat rock sound.

Hereís a link to the tunebot calculator:
http://tune-bot.com/calculator.html

If I want to mess around with changing the pitches, I tune them with the tune bot at a moderately low tension, and then move each lug up a quarter to a half turn at a time until I find where they sing in the tuning range. Then Iíll measure the pitches and write them down to remember them.

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Great information here!
When tuning my 70s Ludwig or WFL kit, I tune to A on the 13" and D on the 16" for rock and/or blues.
I also like tuning up a bit to B on the 13" and E" on the 16"

My Gretsch Renown RN2 kit I have, low to high I go 14" (E), 12" (B), and 10" (D) most times. Also, using F,A,C, works well for me there as well.
I dont have the Studio version, which I assume is the new and improved. I have the plain digital Tune Bot. I'm curious about the differences and I'll probably research it soon.
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Old 01-13-2018, 11:25 PM
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THANKS for the great help. My Towers are in our bass players basement where we practice. Planning to get serious with the tunebot tomorrow on that kit to do some dialing in before a long practice on Monday. We are hoping to get our studio set nailed down. I need to get the kit ready to go!
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Old 01-15-2018, 03:07 PM
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Went with C 131 fundamental on the mounted 12 and F 87 fundamental on the 14 floor tom. Basic process is really simple... took me about 45 minutes from pulling it out of the box to putting the drums back on the kit. This is a great tool for me and really helped me get the drums dialed. I am very happy with the result!! I matched batter and reso. I had been using moongel at the very edge of the head but was able to remove it. I think having the tunebot helped me get a real musical interval between the drums which means having them resonate together sounds great... so no need to dampen anything. I do want to experiment with tunings but for now I’m going with the C and F. We are doing “Sister Golden Hair” in the studio so the toms need to be singing! . Thanks again for all the help and input. The forum is awesome��.
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Old 01-16-2018, 10:44 PM
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Went with C 131 fundamental on the mounted 12 and F 87 fundamental on the 14 floor tom. Basic process is really simple... took me about 45 minutes from pulling it out of the box to putting the drums back on the kit. This is a great tool for me and really helped me get the drums dialed. I am very happy with the result!! I matched batter and reso. I had been using moongel at the very edge of the head but was able to remove it. I think having the tunebot helped me get a real musical interval between the drums which means having them resonate together sounds great... so no need to dampen anything. I do want to experiment with tunings but for now Iím going with the C and F. We are doing ďSister Golden HairĒ in the studio so the toms need to be singing! . Thanks again for all the help and input. The forum is awesome��.
Jim, I am happy to hear that it was money well spent! They are a great tool to have available.
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